Chuck Geschke, founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs, dies at age 81

crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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I remember reading, when Adobe first started, that he wanted to have a universal standard for document exchange, unlike the many proprietary formats used such as Word, WordPerfect, Framemaker, etc.
I think he largely succeeded.
The smart thing was to make the the PDF reader free, but charge for the software to make the PDF document.
 

DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
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And before that was Postscript which made laser printers able to beautifully reproduce what was seen on the screen. He contributed a lot to society during his time with us.
 
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